University English Book Prize 2017

Thursday 23 November 2017
Entries are invited for the University English Book Prize, awarded annually for the best scholarly book by an early-career academic working in an English department affiliated to University English (formerly CCUE).

Three IES Fellows Now Honorary Members of the AAAS

Tuesday 24 October 2017
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce that Professor Sir Brian Vickers (Senior Research Fellow IES and Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Advanced Study), who had been elected an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, was admitted at this year's Induction ceremony. Two further Senior Research Fellows in the Institute, Professor Isobel Armstrong (elected 2014), and Professor John Haffenden (elected 2017), also hold this position of eminence.

IES welcomes Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature

Friday 20 October 2017
The IES is delighted to welcome Dr Christopher Ohge as Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature. Dr Ohge holds a PhD in Editorial Studies and English Literature from the Editorial Institute at Boston University. Prior, he was the Associate Editor at the Mark Twain Project at UC Berkeley and was a co-editor of the Melville Electronic Library. Dr Ohge will hold the post for three years in the first instance.

IES Welcomes Applications for Director

Thursday 19 October 2017
Applications are invited for the full-time post of Director of the Institute of English Studies (secondment or permanent appointment). The role is open to a person from any field in the study of English, broadly conceived. The School seeks someone of outstanding academic stature able to command the respect of the English studies community, bring leadership qualities and experience to develop IES in line with its key objectives, and enhance the work of the Institute nationally and internationally.

New post: Institute of English Studies - Project Researcher

Friday 1 September 2017
The School of Advanced Study is seeking a Project Researcher: The Ministry of Information’s use of graphic art 1939-46 to join the Institute of English Studies.  Apply here The School of Advanced Study The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. Institute of English Studies

Elizabeth Savage named as a juror for the Association of Print Scholars' Grants Programme

Thursday 20 July 2017
Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Book History and Communications, has been named as a juror for the Association of Print Scholars ' (APS) grant programme, 2017-19. Dr Savage will be one of three leading members in the field who decide which of the members’ projects to fund for the next two years. 

New Fellows Appointed

Wednesday 17 May 2017
The Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of new Research Fellows, Visiting Research Fellows, and Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellows. The February 2017 'call for fellows' produced many high-quality applications. A panel of internal and distinguished external members made the selections, led by Professor Dinah Birch, Chair of Advisory Council. Other members were Professor Greg Walker (Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh), Senior Research Fellow Professor Isobel Armstrong, and Professor Rick Rylance as IES Director.

IES Director Rick Rylance Appointed Dean of School of Advanced Study

Thursday 27 April 2017
Professor Rick Rylance, Director of the Institute of English Studies (IES), has been appointed the new Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research in the University. He will succeed Professor Roger Kain CBE, FBA, who has led the School for more than seven years. Professor Rylance took over the IES directorship in January 2016. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group. 

SRF John Haffenden Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Friday 21 April 2017
Institute of English Studies Senior Research Fellow John Haffenden has been elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . He joins thirty-nine other Foreign Honorary Members and 188 Fellows elected in this year’s cohort. Professor Haffenden is the co-editor of the Letters of T.S. Eliot and was the principal investigator of the AHRC-funded ‘T.S. Eliot Editorial Research Project’ from 2009-14.

IES Welcomes New Members of Advisory Council

Monday 27 March 2017
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce that several new members have joined its Advisory Council following a national call for expressions of interest from academics outside London and those at early or mid-career stage. After interviews, Dr Abbie Garrington (Durham University), Dr Lise Jaillant (Loughborough University), and Dr John Wrighton (University of Brighton) have accepted invitations to join the Council, and Ms Anna Girling, a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh will serve as the postgraduate representative.